PipeChat Digest #798 - Friday, April 16, 1999
 
Fw: Most Lucious Strings Poll
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Luray Caverns Stalacpipe Organ
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: A curiosity question
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: Most Lucious Strings Poll
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
RE: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"aspects!
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
RE: Terminology, was A curiosity question-reply to"toaster"	aspects!
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: funeral music ---HELP
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
halloween enmasse
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: Most Lucious Strings Poll
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: Most Lucious Strings Poll
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: Most Lucious Strings Poll
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
RE: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"aspects!
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Most Lucious Strings Poll
  by "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com>
Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster" aspects!
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster" aspects!
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"aspects!
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
RE:lucious strings
  by "jeffrey korns" <jakorns@worldnet.att.net>
Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"aspects!
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"aspects!
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"aspects!
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
3AM chatter,,,ignore,~~~~~list!
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: 3AM chatter,,,ignore,~~~~~list!
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: 3AM chatter,,,ignore,~~~~~list!
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Fw: Most Lucious Strings Poll From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 23:15:20 -0500   My fave has to be Wannamakers'   -----Original Message----- From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Thursday, April 15, 1999 11:08 PM Subject: Most Lucious Strings Poll     >An open question to all on the list: What are the MOST lucious strings that >you have either heard or played on an organ & on which organ? > >As for myself I would nominate any of the celestes/strings on the Harrison & >Harrison at Westminster Abbey. > >John > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >      
(back) Subject: Luray Caverns Stalacpipe Organ From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 00:20:48 -0400 (EDT)   Dear Friends, A while back several of you were talking about the Luray Caverns organ in this room. I only mention it again because one of my parishioners took her children to Virginia over the Easter break and visited the caverns. She heard the organ live and brought a little cassette tape of it for me to hear. What an interestingly haunting sound (at least on tape). We don't have to thread this topic, I just wanted you all to know that I did pay attention to your postings on this topic. Peace to you all. Neil Brown, AAGO, MMus Barnegat, NJ USA    
(back) Subject: Re: A curiosity question From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 00:23:03 -0400 (EDT)   Thank you, Bill and Alan. It indeed helps. As the topic suggests, curiosity got the best of me. --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: Most Lucious Strings Poll From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 00:22:31 EDT   oh, me..... I do know how to spell..... Lucious = LUSCIOUS  
(back) Subject: RE: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"aspects! From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 21:36:57 -0700   > OK! I'm confused. Why is it unkind to bash electronics and not unkind > to bash Wicks?   Can't stand having your own ox gored, eh? > Why don't we just have a moratorium negative remarks or nonconstructive > or legitimate criticism of any instruments AND and end to > advertisements/sales pitches regarding these things.   I'm all for it -- from all sides.   Dennis Goward    
(back) Subject: RE: Terminology, was A curiosity question-reply to"toaster" aspects! From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 00:42:34 -0400 (EDT)   Speaking of toasters friends, I have heard (though I don't have any research to back it up) that if the entire Atlantic City Conv Center Auditorium Organ were completely turned on (with all divisions, etc), that it would toast the entire electric system on the Jersey Shore. I certainly don't mean disrespect to the organ, only that I have heard how much electricity it REALLY takes to crank that thing up. Is there truth to this? --Neil Brown    
(back) Subject: Re: funeral music ---HELP From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 00:55:43 -0400 (EDT)   Speaking of funerals, a priest recently told a story of preaching at his mother's funeral. Because his five brothers were all so dour he tried to make them laugh by pounding on the casket and saying: Now that Mom is in heaven she no longer needs chewing tobacco! Now that Mom is in heaven she no longer needs sweets! Now that Mom is in heaven she no longer needs beer!   ....hoping that revealing these "secrets" about her would cause them to laugh.   None of the brother even cracked a smile; in fact, each time he hit the casket they looked more and more concerned. After the funeral he spoke with them about it. One brother confessed: "because Mom liked beer so much, last night we stayed after the wake and put a six-pack into the casket with her. We were afraid that your pounding would cause it to explode!   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   Dogs need to sniff the ground; it's how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard. --Dave Barry    
(back) Subject: halloween enmasse From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 00:59:59 -0400 (EDT)   Bruce, I know of churches that have "Pipescreams" concerts on Halloween. You may be on to something there!! --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: Most Lucious Strings Poll From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 01:06:26 EDT   Hi John-- I would have to say the string organ (hundred and whatever ranks of just strings)on the Wanamaker organ in Philly. I think the builder was Kimball. I think that Kimball must have had the GREATEST string voicer, I have heard Kimball strings that snarled, those that sounded like bacon frying in a pan,,,and those that just purred right along.   Cheers, ---Roc  
(back) Subject: Re: Most Lucious Strings Poll From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 01:08:01 -0400 (EDT)   I haven't heard the strings on Westminster Abbey organ, although I half-heartedly applied for the position there. From what I've heard, I'd have to say the strings are loveliest on the Hope-Jones Instrument at the Ocean Grove Auditorium in New Jersey. And there's so many of them. --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: Most Lucious Strings Poll From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 01:10:42 -0400 (EDT)   >An open question to all on the list: What are > the MOST lucious strings that you have either > heard or played on an organ & on which > organ? I think my favorite strings are on the Skinner Organ (1936ish) at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Jacksonville FL. The Swell strings are salicional and voix celeste; there is a gamba and celeste on the Solo which almost leaves resin on your fingers!!   The strings on the organ at Christ Church Cathedral--Houston (GDH A-S 1939) and the National Cathedral--Washington DC (A-S) are also wonderful.   I really miss those rich, keen strings with a bite!   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   Dogs need to sniff the ground; it's how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard. --Dave Barry    
(back) Subject: RE: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"aspects! From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 01:20:44 -0400 (EDT)   My ox has NOT been gored!   >she's been fixed!!! hehehe   You gotta be kidding.... with all the anti-tracker tripe I read... egad. I still wish there was a haven for pipe organ discussion (sigh!) ;<)   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   Dogs need to sniff the ground; it's how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard. --Dave Barry    
(back) Subject: Re: Most Lucious Strings Poll From: "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com> Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 22:23:52 -0700     --- >>An open question to all on the list: What are >> the MOST lucious strings that you have either >> heard or played on an organ & on which >> organ?     The strings on Grace Cathedral's Aeolian-Skinner are beautiful; the Swell Gamba and Celeste, plus Solo Gross Gamba and Celeste on Trinity Episcopal's EM Skinner are luscious; there are many beautiful strings on the Aeolian-Skinner at The Mother Church in Boston AND, while I can't remember the church name for sure, there's a church in Boston (blended two big organs together, mostly EM Skinner) that has more beautiful Skinner strings than any one organ should be allowed by law! Heavenly.   Jason  
(back) Subject: Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster" aspects! From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 01:29:21 EDT   Nope,,,not true Neil,,,,,,and David, list administrator can (and has) vouched for the reality of it being just a rumour! ---Roc  
(back) Subject: Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster" aspects! From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 01:44:28 -0400 (EDT)   Ok Roc, but why did my lights just go brown? LOL j/k --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"aspects! From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 01:57:08 EDT   ROFL Neil!,,, NAAH! musta been that "beastie" by hope jones up the road :-)))) errr,,,,originally by Hope-Jones... ---Roc (the word "beastie" does not infer any malcontent,,discontent, uncontent, or anything else, least of all "correctness"---:-)  
(back) Subject: RE:lucious strings From: jeffrey korns <jakorns@worldnet.att.net> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 01:14:59 -0500   As I get older my eyes get worse, at first I thought the question was about the most ludicrous strings! Then I re-read the postings. For those of you that like the "frying bacon" variety I nominate the 1928 Wangerin built Barton organ in the Iowa theater in Cedar Rapids Iowa. The late David Junchen remarked in his first volume of the Encyclopedia of the American Theater Organ that the strings were among the keenest he had ever heard. The Solo String could be heard above the Post Horn( 15" wind pressure) even at the 16' pitch. It was recorded by Ron Rhode on his "Cornsilk" CD. Having heard the instrument personally I must concur with Mr. Junchen. Jeff Korns  
(back) Subject: Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"aspects! From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 02:21:15 -0400 (EDT)   Roc, maybe they were both turned on at the same time. LOL --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"aspects! From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 02:34:22 EDT   AHHHHHHH,,,,,the answer to the burning (outside wires)question Neil,,,you've hit on it man! betcha wannamakers cranked up too,,,,thats a total aggregate of about a thousand HP,,,enuf to brownout the east coast!. ---Roc  
(back) Subject: Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"aspects! From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 02:37:50 -0400 (EDT)   But Roc the real issue of that is, I'm soooo close to sooooo many incredible instruments (not to mention all the behemoths and leviathans in NYC). So many organs, so little time. alas! --Neil    
(back) Subject: 3AM chatter,,,ignore,~~~~~list! From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 02:50:36 EDT   So right you are Neil! WE do have a really monsterous collection within a couple of hours drive,,,not to forget the 10K plus pipe Aeolian at Longwood gardens,,,Kennett Sq. Pennsy,,,, --roc  
(back) Subject: Re: 3AM chatter,,,ignore,~~~~~list! From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 02:54:40 -0400 (EDT)   And one of these days, I hope to be a featured performer on lots of em. Are you in NJ, Roc? --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: 3AM chatter,,,ignore,~~~~~list! From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 03:07:52 EDT   Neil----Yeah,,,Flemington,,bout an hour and 10 from you,,,north of Trenton by 20 miles.... ---Roc